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Auto-Owners Insurance Underwriter Reviews

Updated 20 May 2019

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Jeffrey S. Tagsold
9 Ratings
  1. "Underwriter"

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    Current Employee - Personal Lines Underwriter in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great company culture - Easy to make friends in the company

    Cons

    - Old school methods ( no work from home, promotions depend on year with the company).

    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-04-23
  2. "People"

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    Former Employee - Underwriter 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are fun and outgoing!

    Cons

    The team has clicks and make you feel left out

    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-05-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits great but very club like management ceilings. New ideas not welcome"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great, people are nice training good

    Cons

    Very few strategic thinkers at the top. Middle management are babysitters to make sure people follow the handbook. Promotions go to those who excel in this area, not for innovative ideas and leadership acumen. Too big to fail mentality

    Advice to Management

    Empower your management team and get out of your senior leadership bubble. Many of your senior managers are ineffective! Do something about it.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-05-16
  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Bonus is nice when we get it. Pension plan is fully funded.

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to industry and other locations.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-04-25
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start"

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Solid culture, learning environment, consistent, stable

    Cons

    Lack of dynamic, innovative products and training resources

    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-04-20
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time

    Pros

    The management team participates with the team. Those that don’t care are looking for other employment.

    Cons

    Lost some good underwriters lately.

    Advice to Management

    Keep to past 5 months going in the right direction.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-02-23
  7. "Commercial Lines Underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Duluth, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great comprehensive benefits, flex schedule

    Cons

    Low pay and micro-management, high-turnover

    Advice to Management

    Pay to keep good employees. Stop micro-managing

    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-01-26
  8. Helpful (11)

    "They do not care about their employees"

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pension. Made great friends working in the branch.

    Cons

    Low pay. Under appreciated. Higher-ups do not care about the safety or well being of their employees. In bad weather they would rather risk the lives of their employees than have a branch close for the day, or have a two hour delay in a snow storm. Profit for the Senior VP's is all they care about. The underwriting job can be done from home, and we have the capability to work from home (laptops) but it is not allowed...

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    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Look at how the company looks compared to the industry, rather than comparing it to what Auto-Owner's used to be and telling everyone, "if you think you have it bad now, just look at where we were 5 years ago." Let your employees work from home, or at the very least, when their lives/safety depends on it.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-01-30
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Commercial Underwriter"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good training environment for those new to insurance industry. One is the few companies that still gives Christmas bonuses based on years of service

    Cons

    Old School mentality( no casual Friday’s ).. Not a company of revolution but evolution.. Pays lower than the industry (yet tries to convince employees there compensation package is unlike any other company ) .. it’s not . Not willing to have work at home days .

    Auto-Owners Insurance2019-01-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Secure company"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Underwriter in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto-Owners Insurance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable company, hires from within, never laid off

    Cons

    Compared to other companies in the industry, things that are lacking are flexibility and better pay for experienced employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value your experienced and well-performing employees. Many of those with knowledge and work ethic are paid better at other companies offering comparable benefits.

    Auto-Owners Insurance2018-10-17
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